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Growing Chinese Evergreen Plants in Water

Growing Chinese Evergreen Plants in Water

Shirley Bovshow shows us how to grow Chinese Evergreen plants which are easy to care for and clean the air.
  • Select a healthy stem that is at least 6 inches tall and cut just below a node. A node is a bump on a plant stem where leaves emerge.


  • Remove any lower leaves on the stem before placing in a vase


  • Fill the vase with water so that the water reaches to cover just the bottom of the stem. Do not submerge the whole stem in water or it will rot.


  • Place the cutting in a medium light spot with no direct sunlight. Temperatures should be between 60 and 80°.


  • Change the water every two days to refresh the o then exchange. Old stagnant water does not conduct oxygen which the plant needs to grow roots.


  • Roots will start to emerge within a week to two weeks.


  • Leave your rooted cuttings in water in definitely. Although your cuttings have roots and are technically able to be planted in soil, they will be healthier and more vigorous as a water plant.


  • Decorate your home with Chinese evergreen plants, tucking in colorful vases filled with rooted cuttings of this amazing plant.


  • Once a month, fertilize with a liquid house plant fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer label.


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